McPherson Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Applications due March 11

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The McPherson Chamber of Commerce collaborates with Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to support an agricultural scholarship program. AFA is a 501(c) 3 corporation dedicated to helping support higher education and leader development of future agriculture producers and rural business leaders.

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee organizes several annual fundraising events to support the AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship for McPherson County. AFA will leverage community fundraising efforts by soliciting corporations and foundations to provide financial resources to match community dollars. The AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship is $4,450, consisting of a $3,200 academic scholarship. The additional $1,250 will sponsor the McPherson County recipient to the AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City the November of the scholarship year. The AFA Scholarship application is available at www.agfuture.org/scholarships and is due by March 11, 2020.

Eligibility requirements for the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee AFA Scholarship include seniors that reside in McPherson County &/or attend a high school in McPherson County and plan to pursue a four-year degree in agriculture and related degree programs. Partnering with AFA, the McPherson Chamber has awarded 29 AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships and 12 Leadership Conference only scholarships since 2000 totaling $145,400.  AFA has awarded more than $9 million in academic and leader development scholarships since its inception in 1996.  For more information about AFA, visit www.agfuture.org or contact Megan Karlin at megan.karlin@agfuture.org.  For more information about this local scholarship opportunity, contact Debbie Hawkinson at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 620-241-3303 or chamberdirector@mcphersonks.org.

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